Q: If I file for divorce cuz of husband's infidelity, will he have to repay expenses & court costs?
He got his mistress pregnant & is living with her in another state. I'm now in desperate financial circumstances since he has not helped support our son at all, either. Can I qualify for alimony?
A: You may qualify for temporary alimony if you can show you have a need for it and he has the ability to pay. For other forms of alimony such as durational or permanent, it will depend on many other factors including the length of your marriage and your need for alimony and his ability to pay also factor in. However, you are able to use his infidelity as grounds when requesting alimony. Additionally, you may be entitled to recoup money if he used marital funds to support the affair.
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